And this is why we need to be producing more of our energy resources domestically:
With oil prices off nearly 30 percent from their highs of almost $150 a barrel, OPEC oil ministers are considering what was unthinkable just a few weeks ago — cutting back output to prop up the price of crude.
Governments unfriendly to the US and operating in contradiction to our interests have their hands around our throats. We need to be doing what’s necessary to fix that situation.
My very first paying job, now almost 3 decades ago, was as a ride operator at an amusement park called Kings Island just outside of Cincinnati, OH. I ran The Monster, a six-armed “octopus”-style ride controlled by 2 manual levers hooked to a pair of hydraulic pumps. There wasn’t a computer anywhere even near that machine and running it was all art and no science. It was located in a part of the park called “Coney Island” after the famed amusement park outside of New York. The uniforms they issued those of us who worked in that section were designed to be reminiscent of 1920′s-era attire to celebrate the history of that place.
History is apparently all we have left, now, after the park’s owner closed the place last night, they say for good. They say that all good things come to an end, but endings bring a sadness nonetheless.